[ntp:questions] list posts in UTF-8

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 27 04:18:25 UTC 2008

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
>>> Ryan Malayter <malayter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Unruh <unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
>>>>> That may be what you expect, but you can get it 1usec (1 micro second).
>>>> Is there something wrong with the mail gateway and Unicode? I posted
>>>> my message as text/plain with charset=UTF-8, which has been an IETF
>>>> standard for more than a decade. And my message does, in fact, appear
>>>> correct with UTF-8 characters such as "l" (Greek Small Letter Mu,
>>>> Unicode 03BC) in the list archives at:
>>>> https://lists.ntp.org/pipermail/questions/2008-October/020235.html
>>>> However, all replies to my message were in 7-bit charset="us-ascii",
>>>> which of course mangles the non-ASCII chasracters.
>>>> So is it the pipermail gateway that is not Unicode compliant, or is it
>>>> the MUAs of the respondents that is at fault? If it is the list
>>>> itself... well, isn't it absurd to restrict content of a mailing list
>>>> to 7-bit us-ascii? It is 2008, not 1988.
>>>> Regards,
>>> This is usenet, not a mailing list.
>> There IS a mailing list for those who prefer mail to news or for those 
>> who don't have access to news.  Comcast has announced that it will no 
>> longer offer access to net news effective 28 October 2008.
> Yeah, there are lots of groups with a mail gateway.
> That doesn't change the fact the base is a usenet news group.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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